July 4, 2005
• Emergency rooms see more loss of hearing victims than burn victims on the 4th of July.
• Microsoft estimates that 87 percent of computers running Windows XP use the default "Bliss" wallpaper.
• More people are injured in America on Independence Day by grills than by fireworks.
• Until 1921, British law mandated that all hourglasses sold in the city of London be tested against an hourglass housed in Buckingham Palace.
• Wikipedia, an online, community-edited encyclopedia, has to remove over 750 inappropriate pictures from articles every day.